BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has died from injuries suffered in a fall at a Buckhannon wood products plant.
The Inter-Mountain (http://bit.ly/pGSJjs) reports that 44-year-old Mike Atkinson fell 40 feet to the bottom of a silo Monday while doing routine maintenance a the Weyerhaeuser plant, which was shut down at the time.
Rescuers had to lower themselves to the bottom of the silo using ropes, and Atkinson was removed through a bottom area of the silo. He was airlifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Information from: The Inter-Mountain, www.theintermountain.com